For the past three months, I have been working on one of the most exciting and challenging journeys of my career. I am the editor of In The Red, a feature length documentary directed by Mimi Chakarova. The film will be shown at the historic and gorgeous Grand Lake Theater in Oakland this coming September. We expect to fill all 620 seats.
Before diving into the film production world, I took a break. Last year I worked in a co-op bakery and got my hands used to the feel of dough, baking bread. For Christmas, I visited my family in Colombia and I had not seen them in a long time. It was there that I felt the urge to create, to look through my camera lens again, to paint, to draw and to return to filmmaking! I returned to San Francisco with the certainty that I want to commit myself to the visual world that I love so much. The big question was HOW?! How was I going to start again? With whom? And how am I going to make a living doing what I love?
It's around that time that Mimi contacted me, asking if I was interested in editing IN THE RED. I said YES! It was going to be the first feature length film of my career. Prior to that, the longest piece I edited, directed produced and shot, "La Bicicleta Vieja", was about 15 minutes long.
This huge new step has been blissful!! So much so, that I decided to make my own film – a documentary about music in the mountains of Colombia!!! So I am soon leaving on my first scouting trip in search for guitars, aguardiente and the voices of the people from the mountains in my home country! i will need a lot of help, money and support but I promise you, it is going to be beautiful!
I will be back in September for the the screening of IN THE RED on the 23rd. And the day after, I am ready to start working on making videos, films, animations... Do you have a project you would like to collaborate on? I shoot, edit, produce, draw and animate! Hire me. And if you know of someone who would benefit from my skills, I am ready for you!
I will be posting from Colombia, so stay tuned! And now let me get back to Premiere to finish IN THE RED!
Lots of love,